Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) Selected by Washtenaw Community College for Chief Human Resources Officer Search

(March 2024, WEST HARTFORD, CT) Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES), a leading higher education focused executive search firm, has been selected to recruit the next Chief Human Resources Officer at Washtenaw Community College. Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner, will be leading the search.

This an exciting opportunity to join Michigan’s #1 Community College in one of America’s top college cities. Reporting to the President and serving on the President’s Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is responsible for integrating human resource services across Washtenaw Community College (WCC). The next CHRO is a visionary leader who excels in strategic human resource planning and is adept at sourcing and acquiring top-tier talent to position the college as the Employer of Choice. The CHRO will also provide insight and guidance to help drive business strategy and value, build organizational strategic alignment to support execution of institutional goals, and focus on shared responsibility for managing talent, managing culture, and building workforce capability. The successful candidate is skilled at negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements for multiple collective bargaining units including faculty.

WCC was established in 1965 and opened with a 6-member Board of Trustees, a newly appointed president, and a parcel of land in Ann Arbor and Superior Townships. Classes started in September 1966 on a temporary campus at Willow Run, with 1200 students enrolled in 30 occupational programs and a transfer curriculum. From this modest beginning, WCC has grown into one of the nation’s premier community colleges with an annual enrollment of more than 18,000 students in credit classes each year, and thousands more in Economic and College Development classes. The diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from 100+ foreign countries. The 285-acre campus and strategically located extension centers, operating resources, technology-enabled facilities, and instructional quality are the envy of post-secondary education institutions near and far.

Affordable Excellence  

Academic Career & Executive Search, a higher education focused search firm, specializes in affordable excellence, providing perfectly matched candidates to institutions quickly and accurately. Their methodologies, based on frequent touchpoints, pinpoint ideal candidates with speed and meticulous care resulting in highly successful placements.


They offer flexible service/pricing levels for all positions, ensuring affordability.


As a woman owned firm focused on inclusivity, 66% of their placements are women and/or from underrepresented groups.


Contact Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner, at 860-740-2600 or, or visit




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